membranous ampulla

n.

A nearly spherical enlargement of one end of each of the three semicircular canals where they connect with the utricle.

Nearby words

  1. membranocartilaginous,
  2. membranoid,
  3. membranophone,
  4. membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis,
  5. membranous,
  6. membranous cataract,
  7. membranous dysmenorrhea,
  8. membranous glomerulonephritis,
  9. membranous labyrinth,
  10. membranous laryngitis


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